Chapter 43: Black Jade Black Turtle
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Lin Bai walked closer to take a look and pushed aside the water plants in front of him. Only then did he realize that it was actually a completely black turtle. It was like black jade, shining with a sparkling light.
However, there were wounds all over the turtle’s back. Its flesh and blood were tumbling, and fresh blood kept flowing out. Even the turtle’s shell was missing a big hole. It looked very terrifying. It just stood there motionlessly. If it wasn’t for its weak breathing, Lin Bai almost thought it was dead.
[ Sing — Black Jade Black Turtle with black tortoise bloodline detected! ]
The system’s voice in his mind immediately made Lin Bai ecstatic, and he immediately made a contract with the Black Jade Black Turtle. His blood dripped onto the turtle’s back mountain, and a huge spell formation lit up, enveloping both the man and the turtle.
It didn’t take much effort to contract the Black Jade Black Turtle. After all, it was covered in wounds, and it didn’t have any strength to resist. If Lin Bai hadn’t discovered it, it probably wouldn’t have been able to survive for long.
White light repaired the wounds on the black jade tortoise’s body. After a while, the wounds slowly healed. The black jade tortoise opened its eyes and stared at Lin Bai with its bean-like eyes, carrying a hint of trust and reliance. It knew that this was its savior. Lin Bai stared at its pitch-black shell and pondered for a moment. As expected, he didn’t disappoint the crowd and said that simple and uncreative name, “From now on, you shall be called Little Black.”
Fortunately, Little Green and Little Red could not speak human language at this time. Otherwise, they would definitely ridicule Lin Bai, and the colorful battle team would have another great general today.
Since they got a new member, he had to pass on his cultivation to celebrate.
[ Ding! ]
[ The host passed on ten days of cultivation to Little Black. ]
[ 50 times return has been successfully triggered! ]
[ The host has received 500 days of cultivation! ]
Golden light burst out from Lin Bai’s body, and the shape of a small sword condensed in the air. It was small in shape, but it was filled with supreme majesty, as if it contained the power to split the heaven and earth apart. One look and one could tell that it was definitely not an ordinary sword.
The sword emerged from the top of his head. Three flowers gathered at the top, and a lotus bloomed below. All the spiritual energy was poured into the sword, causing the illusory figure to become more and more solid.
Finally, with a “Xiu” sound, it entered his body. At this moment, Lin Bai had awakened his fourth profession — sword cultivator.
As expected, every time he contracted a divine beast, an additional class would be awakened.
Perhaps this was the mechanism of the return mechanism…
Before Lin Bai could think too much, the old shell on Little Black’s body slowly fell off and was replaced by a brand new shell. There were no impurities on the back of the turtle. It was extremely pure black, like a black spiritual jade. Even the patterns on the back of the turtle were very well organised, as if they contained the movements of the stars in the sky, or the arrangement of the five elements of the eight trigrams. It faintly revealing an ancient aura.
All in all, Lin Bai studied for a long time, but he still could not figure out what was going on.
Even Little Green and Little Red came over. They were chattering at the side, as if they were arguing. No one knew what they were talking about.
Lin Bai wanted to laugh when he saw the two of them. One was a dragon, and the other was a Red Luan that was about to evolve into a phoenix. They were of different species, yet they were still making noises. Now, they had a friend who was going to be a black tortoise in the future, then, they were only missing a white tiger.
“Maybe when you evolve next time, you’ll know what the pattern on it means.”
Lin Bai patted Little Black’s back. Little Black also stuck its head out and nodded spiritually, as if agreeing with him.
Other than the changes on Little Black’s back, it was no different from before. However, the aura around it was more extraordinary than before, and its strength had also increased.
After a short rest, the man and three beasts were ready to go to the sword tomb.
According to the location marked on the map, the sword tomb was located in the deepest part of the southeast corner of the mystic essence mystic realm.
Along the way, they encountered very few magic beasts, which greatly increased Lin Bai’s speed.
Just as they were about to pass through a dense forest, they heard the sound of thin ropes coming from ahead.
Lin Bai could not help but become vigilant and cautiously approached.
He saw a group of people not far away. They were armed with treasured swords, and their aura was extraordinary. The leader of the group was dressed in a black brocade robe, and the sleeves and hem of the robe were embroidered with auspicious clouds patterns with golden threads. They looked extraordinary.
He held a folding fan in his hand. He did not look like a cultivator, but more like a young master from an aristocratic family. He was confronting the other people, and it seemed like there was a dispute.
“If you know what’s good for you, hurry up and hand over the seven-star silver-scaled grass. Otherwise, don’t blame us for not being polite!”
“Ptui!” Just now, we clearly said that the capable will get what they want. Our senior brother lured away the silver-scaled grass’s guardian magic beast. We also spent a lot of effort to pluck this grass. Not only did you guys sit on the sidelines and watch, but you also try to take the grass. In your dreams!”
The group of more than ten people were unmoved when they heard this. They retorted, “We’ve already said that the capable would obtain it. Do you think that you guys can beat us?”
Those people were so angry that their faces were completely red. “You guys are clearly acting like bandits. If senior brother comes back, he will definitely teach you guys a lesson!”
The young master folded his fan and his gaze was filled with coldness, but he did not show it. “In that case, let’s wait for your senior brother to come back and then we will have a good showdown.”
After saying that, he turned his body to the side and gave a signal to the people beside him.
Those people really thought that they would give up and walked over without any vigilance. Lin Bai couldn’t help but frown when he saw this. These people obviously didn’t come with good intentions, so how could they let them go so easily.
In the blink of an eye, miserable screams rose one after another.
A cold light flashed in the air. The dozen or so people unsheathed their long swords, not giving them any chance to react. Before they died, their eyes were wide open, as if they had not expected that these people would be so shameless.
The young master kicked them to the ground fiercely. “Naive, how could I let a cooked duck fly off?”
Suddenly, his gaze was like a knife, coldly scraping towards Lin Bai’s position.
“Who’s there? ! Show yourself!”
Everyone was on high alert. Lin Bai had no intention of hiding after being discovered by him. He simply walked out and said with an indifferent expression, “I’m just passing by.”
Their gazes met in mid-air. After saying that, he calmly withdrew his gaze as if he did not see the bloody scene on the ground. “Goodbye.”
It was very common for people to kill and steal treasures in the mystic realm. Lin Bai did not want to meddle in other people’s business. Moreover, he was not familiar with this group of people. He did not know the cause, the process, and the outcome of the matter.
However, this brocade-robed young master’s way of doing things was really disgraceful.
Looking at Lin Bai’s retreating figure, the people beside the brocade-robed young master hurriedly asked, “Do you want to –”
There was killing intent in the latter’s voice.
However, the young master waved his hand and said, “Forget it. To be able to walk alone in the mystic realm, one must either be powerful or got separated from his teammates.”
“If it’s the former, we don’t need to cause trouble again. If it’s the latter, I don’t think he’ll have anything good on him.”
After the group of people finished dealing with the bodies, they also walked toward the southeast.